Islam

Muslim Teacher Alleges Biased Job Termination

April 28, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/304200p-260346c.html

On April 28, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "a long-time teacher who alleges she was fired because she is Muslim and refused to convert to Christianity yesterday demanded her job back during a protest outside the Woodside school where she worked for 11 years. Until she was terminated eight months ago, Shahensha Begum was an assistant teacher at the Rainbow...

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Denny's Restaurant Faces Religious Discrimination Charges

April 28, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/state/content/gen/ap/FL_Dennys_Lawsuit.html

On April 28, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "seven men of Middle Eastern descent have sued a South Florida Denny's restaurant franchisee and one of its managers for $28 million, saying they were kicked out because of their ancestry and compared to Osama Bin Laden.

The men, who are all U.S. citizens, are seeking $4 million each from...

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Muslims Chaplain at Howard University Resigns After 20 Years Service

April 28, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2388

On April 28, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "after over two decades of service to the Howard University community, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik will resign his duties as the Muslim chaplain at the end of this semester. Imam Johari came to Howard University in 1974 and subsequently earned degrees in chemistry and genetics. During graduate school he converted to...

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Muslim Women Gain Religious Authority

April 27, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0427/p04s01-woeu.html

On April 27, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Covered in a pink and gray head scarf that tightly frames her round face, and adorned in a long, dark-blue overcoat, Zuleyha Seker hardly seems like a rebel. But as one of 400 women preachers, known as vaizes, currently working in several of Turkey's state-run mosques, Ms. Seker is making waves. 'The vaizes like me are seen...

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Esposito Honored for Contributions to Understanding Islam in the West

April 27, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_27-4-2005_pg7_49

On April 27, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "Prof John Esposito, an eminent Islamic scholar, was honoured at the Pakistan embassy on Monday evening when Ambassador Jehangir Karamat pinned the Nishan-e-Quaid-e-Azam on him. The citation read out on the occasion said the award was in recognition of his scholarship and his contribution to the promotion of greater...

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Acting on Faith Premiere Introduces Pioneers of New Women's Movement

April 26, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/04.28/11-faith.html

On April 26, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "a standing-room-only crowd packed Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall on Tuesday (April 26) for the premiere of 'Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America,' a documentary film produced by Rachel Antell M.T.S. '92, a Pluralism Project research affiliate. Diana L. Eck, director of the Pluralism Project and...

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Update: Systemic Racism Not Widespread at School Where Teachers Suspended

April 26, 2005

Source: Canada.com/Canadian Press

http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/toronto/story.html?id=c09db75a-7f5f-4ecc-9560-01294fc8af96

On April 26, 2005 the Canadian Press reported, "There is no systemic problem with racism at an Ottawa Islamic school where two teachers were suspended for praising a student's story advocating violent revenge against Israel, Education Minister Gerard Kennedy said Tuesday. '...

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Islamic Scholar Convicted of Exhorting Followers to Violence Against the U.S.

April 26, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16583_1.html

On April 26, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An Islamic scholar who prosecutors said enjoyed 'rock star' status among a group of young Muslim men in Virginia was convicted Tuesday of exhorting his followers in the days after Sept. 11 to join the Taliban and fight U.S. troops. The convictions against Ali al-Timimi, 41, carry a mandatory...

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Muslim Students at NYU Speak Up About their Needs

April 25, 2005

Source: Washington Square News

http://www.nyunews.com/features/campuslife/9543.html

On April 25, 2005 the Washington Square News reported, "finding places to pray has been a growing problem of the Islamic community [at New York University]. With the lease of their current space in the basement of the Catholic Center at NYU expiring, finding a new space for prayer, religious services and social gatherings poses a significant challenge. The problem is exacerbated by...

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Religious Hatred Law Under Scrutiny from All Sides

April 25, 2005

Source: Townhall.com/CNSNews.com

http://www.townhall.com/news/politics/200504/FOR20050425a.shtml

On April 25, 2005 CNSNews.com reported, "A self-described witch serving a jail term for child-sex abuse has become the latest person to use Australia's controversial religious hatred law to complain that he is being vilified on the basis of religion.

The new complaint will draw further attention to a law in the state of Victoria that has sparked...

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Jewish Mayor of Amsterdam Seeks to Soothe Muslim-Christian Tensions

April 25, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/25/international/europe/25amsterdam.html?

On April 25, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Job Cohen is not just the mayor of Amsterdam, the brash and boisterous Dutch capital. He is also a calm, somewhat reserved Jewish intellectual who has made it his task to keep the peace between the city's Muslims and Christians...As a thriving port, this city of 750,000 has always had a cultural and...

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Scottish National Party Backs Muslims Schools

April 25, 2005

Source: The Muslim News/The Scotsman

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=9077

On April 25, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "The Scottish National Party backed calls for state-funded Muslim schools yesterday, in a move aimed at attracting disillusioned Labour voters. Alex Salmond, the Nationalist’s leader, said that the choice granted to Catholic parents should be given to Muslims and people from other religions. Faith schools are becoming more of...

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U.S. Muslims Praise Pope Benedict XVI for Meeting with Muslims

April 25, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--pope-muslims0425apr25,0,5412066.story

On April 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims in the U.S. hailed Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with Islamic leaders at the Vatican on Monday, saying they are increasingly confident the new pontiff wants better ties between the world's two largest religions...

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Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/interfaith.peace.summit.gathers.africa.religious.leaders/195.htm

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more...

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